Author: TMTT

The Music Therapys Trust provides Therapy, Training and Research throughout India.

Music Therapy and Movement

 

On the 20th and the 21st of January, Dr Margaret Lobo, Jose, Elena and Nina facilitated a 2 day workshop on Music Therapy and movement.

Movement is a natural part of music and a natural part of one’s life. In clinical Music Therapy we use movement naturally in our sessions, anything from nursery rhymes reinforced by simple gestures to palliative care where we may follow the rhythm and movement of someone’s breath to connect and interact.

During our 2 day workshop we explored the various ways in which movement is used in Music Therapy through experiential activities, lectures, films and discussions.
The weekend was a great success and TMTT would like to thank CMTAI for inviting us and giving us this opportunity. We are looking forward to more such events!

Here are some pictures from the event:

 

 

 

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TMTT is very excited to announce that CMTAI in collaboration with Meeraqi is going to celebrate Creative Arts Therapy Festival comprising drama therapy, music therapy, creative movement therapy and visual art therapy on March 10th and 11th 2018. Our Music Therapist, Nina Cherla will be representing Music Therapy at the festival and conduct a 2 hour long experiential workshop on how Music facilitates communication.

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Workshop at Reboot Wellness

Hello,

A few days ago, I facilitated a workshop regarding music therapy and addiction, in collaboration with Reboot-Wellness in Gurgaon. It was an exciting afternoon full of music making and interesting conversations regarding music, music therapy and its different techniques and possibilities. The participants were invited to experiment with the instruments and play, regardless their musical background. Individuals are not required to have any previous knowledge or training in music in order to participate in a music therapy session!

 

It was a wonderful afternoon and I look forward to working with Reboot-Wellness in future projects!

 

Elena

“Striking A Chord” – ScooNews

The Music Therapy Trust was recently featured in ScooNews – India’s Most Preferred Education Platform

 

We are truly happy and thankful for this lovely article that ScooNews put together. Also, it shows that India and schools all over the country are taking more and more interest in Music Therapy. In the UK many special needs schools provide Music Therapy as a part of their curriculum and Music Therapy is supported and provided by UK’s National Health Service (NHS). We at TMTT hope through training Music Therapists and spreading awareness across the country that Music Therapy will one day be available for children in Indian schools too.

Read the full article here:Β http://www.scoonews.com/news/it-s-time-music-therapy-was-given-a-listening-ear-for-its-use-of-music-to-achieve-non-musical-goals-1999

AIIMS First National Conference on Addiction Psychiatry

Dear readers,

We would love to share with you our participation during the First National Conference on Addiction Psychiatry held at AIIMS on the 27th-29th November in New Delhi.

It was a very captivating conference where presenters and workshop facilitators were eager to share their interesting and cutting-edge work. The Music Therapy Trust also got the chance to present how music therapy can help those struggling with addiction and how this evidence-based and non-invasive treatment can fit in our fast evolving current health system.

We were very glad to attend and present in this important event and got to meet numerous health professionals from all over India.

We look forward to sharing with you more news.

Jose Alor and Elena Konstantinidi

Workshop on Music Therapy and Autism πŸ—“

TMTT and Continua Kids invite you to a workshop on Music Therapy and Autism

The Workshop will offer an introduction to Music Therapy and its many benefits in the development of language and social interaction among autistic individuals. This will be done through both lectures as well as musical activities. The contents of the workshop are particularly relevant to parents of autistic childen who would like to develop an understanding of how music may benefit the social and communicational development of their child. Anyone interested in learning more about Music Therapy and its unique impact on the autistic brain is also very welcome to attend.

All participants will receive a booklet on Music Therapy as well as a Certificate of Attendance

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Cost:

1000 INR

Parents of Continua Kids children attend for free

Place:

The Music Therapy Trust, 1002 Sushant Lok 1 Block C, First Floor, 122002, Gurugram, Haryana

Registration:

Email
info@themusictherapytrust.com or call 9899981864

 

Community work with Baliga Trust

Dear reader,

We have just embarked in a very exciting project in partnership with the Baliga Trust and would love to share it with you. The project aims to empower young adults in a resettlement area in North East Delhi through music.

After a few weeks of meeting young people in the community, making music and getting to know the activities the trust offers, we are excited to see this project taking some shape. The project is starting as an open music group for anyone from the community aged between 18 and 24, where the participants are encouraged to explore different instruments and express ideas as to how to develop this venture. This way, the group decides the direction of this project and therefore we all share its responsibility.

It is interesting how despite of our different cultural backgrounds music can bring us all together. We had the privilege to dance, listen and play music of a wide range of styles and cultures.

We believe through this musical experiences that bring us together, we can break down gender, religion and caste barriers and offer young adults positive opportunities to explore creativity . Through this meaningful experience we encourage participants to develop their sense of self-worth and trust their capabilities.

Here is a video of us singing together with some of the children, isn’t it lovely?

 

We are very much looking forward to how this project will develop in the future.

Jose and Elena